The majority of Americans, 68 percent, to be exact would more than anything else, want to share dinner with someone special on Valentine’s Day.
A small percentage of Americans, 10 percent, actually want to receive chocolates (sorry Godiva) and an even smaller percentage (5 percent) would prefer flowers. Dining with that someone special takes preference to these two Valentine Day gift giving traditions.
The bad news is what most Americans want on this day, few get. The Rasmussen poll shows that only 30 percent of adults are expecting to go out for a special dinner, especially since Valentines falls at the beginning of the work week. While sadly a majority, 57 percent, will not go out with a special someone for Valentine Day.
Nonetheless, Americans do enjoy Valentine’s Day and honor it with a majority of adults sending someone special a card, and that is a real Valentine’s Day card not an email card. And maybe as a sign of the times only 12 percent of Americans will go out of town to celebrate this day of love.